Focused on Gold in Peru

Corporate

Management & Directors

Simon T. Ridgway
Chairman & CEO

Mr. Ridgway is a prospector, a mining financier and a Casey Research Explorer's League inductee. Grass roots exploration has provided him with a successful career as a prospector since starting out in the Yukon Territory in the late 70s. Simon and the exploration teams under his guidance have discovered gold deposits in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and continue that success globally. Companies operating under the Gold Group banner have raised over $400 million for exploration and development projects since 2003. Simon is a founder and the Chairman of Fortuna Silver Mines, and founder and CEO of Radius Gold, Medgold Resources and Focus Ventures.

David Cass
President & Director

Mr. Cass is a geologist with over 25 years' international experience in mineral exploration and mining for precious and base metals. Fifteen years of his career were spent with major mining company Anglo American plc, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in jurisdictions such as Turkey, Iran, Eastern Europe and the America's, including 4 years as Senior Geologist in Peru, and 6 years as Exploration Manager for North America where he was responsible for Anglo's exploration programs throughout Canada, Central America, Mexico, mainland USA and Alaska. Since 2006, Mr. Cass has worked for junior exploration companies exploring in Canada, Mexico, Central America and Peru.

Mr. Cass holds a Masters of Science degree in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester, UK (1990) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from London Metropolitan University. He is a practicing member (P.Geo) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Kevin Bales
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bales has over 15 years of financial reporting experience in mining and information technology industries. He currently serves as CFO for several public junior exploration companies with operations in Canada, the U.S,. Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in accounting.

Mario Szotlender
Director

Mr. Szotlender holds a degree in international relations and is fluent in several languages. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public companies over the past 20 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relations within the investment community.

Ralph Rushton
Director

Ralph holds a B.Sc. in geology from Portsmouth University in the UK, a Master's degree in economic geology from the University of Alberta, and a Certificate in Business Communications from Simon Fraser University. He has over 25 years' experience in mining and exploration, much of which was gained working as a geologist in Southern Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. For the last 11 years he has worked in business development and investor relations for a number of junior companies and currently serves as a director on the boards of Medgold Resources and Rackla Metals, as well as Focus Ventures.

Tim Osler
Director

Tim earned a B.Sc. in marine biology from the University of British Columbia. He owns and operates a mining consulting and retail mining equipment business, and has developed a gold mining placer property in the Yukon Territory which is currently in production. He has been a director of a number of junior resource companies.